The latest news from Sherman College

Welcome to Sherman Shares, the college's monthly newsletter for alumni and friends. It features news about Sherman College, upcoming events, continuing education opportunities, research news, and activities on campus.
Thirty-Nine Complete Doctor of Chiropractic Program
Th irty-nine students from around the world received the doctor of chiropractic degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, on Saturday, June 15, 2019. The college’s 135th commencement was a shared ceremony for June and September 2019 graduates.

Chiropractic icon and Sherman College supporter Irene Gold, R.N., M.A., D.C., gave the commencement address. Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences Christine Theodossis, D.C., DCCJP, delivered the charge to the graduates.
LIVESTREAM: Watch the ceremony: Part 1 (starts at 18:00), Part 2
Twenty Interns Join Chiropractic Health Center

Twenty interns are now ready to serve the community and see patients at the Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center, a teaching clinic for senior students in their final stage of internship prior to graduation from the doctor of chiropractic program. Interns celebrated the entrance of this final phase of their chiropractic education recently during a pinning ceremony on the Sherman College campus. The college streamed the event live on Facebook so interns’ family and friends could watch from afar.
Sherman Well Represented
at SCCA Annual Convention

D.C.s from across the state gathered in Myrtle Beach last month for the 2019 South Carolina Chiropractic Association’s Convention and Trade Show. Sherman College hosted a reception and served as a sponsor for the annual banquet. The college honored outgoing SCCA President and Sherman alumnus Dr. David Mruz, ’80, and celebrated incoming President Dr. Christopher Black, ’00.
Representing Sherman College were Senior Vice President for Presidential Affairs Dr. Neil Cohen, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Public Relations Dr. Ohmar Land, Communications and Event Center Manager Mary Watts and International Recruiter Fernando Munoz. As the only chiropractic college in South Carolina, Sherman is committed to strengthening its relationship with the SCCA. Check out more of our upcoming travel schedule .
G10 Day Brings Experts,
Inspiration to Sherman Students

Sherman College recently held its quarterly G10 Day, where students get a break from regularly scheduled classes to concentrate on business strategies that will serve them both as a chiropractor and a business owner. G10 stands for Graduation Plus 10, an innovative program designed to help Sherman students explore the practical aspects of establishing and growing their practices, along with providing a game plan for eliminating student loan debt within the first 10 years after graduation.
On G10 day, Sherman College welcomes the visiting D.C.s of TLC Coaching who give up their time in practice to spend the day sharing their expertise, experience and passion with students. This powerful program starts in first quarter and is woven throughout the curriculum to give students intensive training on how to be a chiropractic entrepreneur.
Students Travel to Brisbane, Australia, for WCCS
submitted by DC2B Ali Fitzgerald
The Sherman College Chapter of the World Congress of Chiropractic Students (WCCS) sent two delegates, Charmi Patel (chapter president and head delegate) and Ali Fitzgerald (vice president) to the 41st Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Brisbane, Australia, June 30-July 6. This year’s Congress welcomed 137 delegates from 27 chapters, which set a record for the largest AGM yet.
During the students’ week in Australia, days were spent in Congress and evenings featured an array of activities from scavenger hunts to community service opportunities. Being a part of the Congress was such an amazing experience, and it truly gave light to how important this organization is to both students and the future of the chiropractic profession.
Being a part of the WCCS helps students develop qualities to last a lifetime. These qualities range from public speaking and communication skills to leadership opportunities and organizational skills, and much more. WCCS gives students and young professionals a voice in the chiropractic world now to help determine the future of our profession . Read more about the Congress and the proposals that were passed.
Kolarik Named to Foundation Board
Sherman College Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences and Faculty Case Doctor Dr. Thomas Kolarik, ’94, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Thompson Foundation.

“I am humbled and honored to serve on the board of such a highly recognized adjusting technique,” Kolarik shared. In addition to his duties at the college, Dr. Kolarik maintains a practice in Travelers Rest, SC.
The Thompson Foundation works to promote the continuation of the work pioneered by Dr. Clay Thompson, who invented the first drop mechanism in 1952. Thompson also developed a leg check analysis, crediting Drs. Romer and Wendel Derefield with the initial leg check data. He developed adjustments on the table that correlated to the leg check analysis.
Alumna Receives Vision Award
Dr. Katelyn Niemiec-Klimek, ’11, has been honored with the Vision Award from the Western New York Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA). “I love being involved in the community and with my business community,” Niemiec-Klimek shared, thanking the organization for “providing opportunities for inspiration, growth, friendship, networking, and so much more.”
The Vision Award is presented to a member connecting the ABWA national mission and core values to the Western New York chapter vision. ABWA’s mission is “to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.”
Divas and Goddesses:
Eaton Donates $2,000
Dr. Barbara Eaton hosted the inaugural “Divas and Goddesses of Chiropractic Give Back” July 13 at Sherman College, welcoming more than 50 attendees and giving back $2,000 to the school. Eaton, named Sherman College’s 2019 Chiropractor of the Year, designed the event to unite female chiropractors, students, and women who love chiropractic in one mission: growing gratitude to epic proportions while giving back to chiropractic through Sherman College.
“I think every participant’s life has been transformed on some level,” Eaton said of the passion shared during the event. “I am so thankful that the Sherman family has adopted me as one of their own even though I did not graduate from Sherman. The love everyone has for each other aligns with my core values.”
Program topics focused on gratitude, community, abundance, and a healthy money mindset. Speakers included Sherman College first lady, Debbie Cordero; Sherman’s 2019 award winners Randi Cohen, Dr. Richelle Knowles, and Dr. Barbara Eaton; alumna and Director of Continuing Education Dr. Jillian Kersh; alumna and 2017 Rising Star Dr. Chelsea Rainey; and Sherman Regent Dr. Amanda Apfelblat.
“Dr. Eaton led a wonderfully engaging program that captured attendees’ attention from start to finish,” said Dr. Kersh. “We are very appreciative of her hard work to bring this event to campus, and we thank her for her generous donation to Sherman College.”
Based on overwhelmingly positive feedback from the first Divas and Goddesses Give Back, Eaton says she looks forward to growing the program in 2020. If you are interested in speaking or sponsoring the event, please contact Dr. Eaton directly .
Online CE with Dr. Matthew McCoy
Looking to pick up some CE hours on YOUR schedule this summer? Dr. Matthew McCoy is back with a new one-hour course titled, “Evidence-Informed Practice and the Management of Vertebral Subluxation in a Vitalistic, Salutogenic Model.”

Visit to see how easy CE can be! Please note: not all states allow online CE credits at this time. Please check with your state licensing agency to see if it is permissible in your state of licensure.
Kent Presents at Global Congress

Director of Evidence-Informed Curriculum and Practice Dr. Christopher Kent presented a video program at the Global Congress on Neurology and Neuroscience in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The title of his presentation was, “Prevalence of Abnormal Findings in a Cohort of Patients Referred for Cervical Spine MRI Examination by Doctors of Chiropractic and Potential Neurological Consequences Associated with Vertebral Subluxation.” You can download the video here: .
Are You READY?
In 2019, you can help our students say, “I’m READY.”

  • Ready to succeed academically here at Sherman College. 
  • Ready to succeed clinically in our on-campus Chiropractic Health Clinic.
  • Ready to succeed professionally in their future practice.
Gifts to the I’m READY campaign support renovations to the Ready Room and other areas of the on-campus Chiropractic Health Center, as well as an enhanced gross anatomy lab and refurbished academic spaces that promote the science, art, and philosophy of chiropractic. Each gift enhances the academic experience by providing critical interactive learning experiences, ensuring that each student leaves Sherman able to say “I’m READY.”
To make a contribution today, please visit I’m READY at For more information regarding naming opportunities available through the I’m READY campaign,see our complete list at . To speak with a member of the Office of Institutional Advancement, contact Development Coordinator Rob Welborn at .
Next Showcase Sherman Weekend to be Held in July
Sherman College will be hosting the next Showcase Sherman Weekend on campus July 26-27, and guests are invited to stay at the new AC Hotel to further enjoy and explore Spartanburg. Attendees for the July Showcase Sherman Weekend will have an opportunity to tour the newly renovated campus, attend a palpation session, participate in a leadership session and more.

Showcase Sherman Weekend is an event for prospective students to explore chiropractic and Sherman College and is designed to ignite students’ passion for leadership as well as help them begin their pursuit of becoming the next generation of DCs2B. Check out the Showcase Sherman Weekend page on our website to learn more and make sure you watch and share our video !

Event dates for 2019 also include November 15-16. Spread the word and send the next generation of chiropractors to visit during this exciting time in Sherman College’s history. View photos from our May event .
Get Social with Sherman:
Check Out Our Social Networks
Keep up with the latest updates from Sherman College (@shermancollege) on our social networks. You’ll see campus updates, special events, student stories, lots of photos and more!

Ambassador Spotlight: Terence Hoff of Dayton/Cincinnati, OH
Education: Bachelor’s degree in health promotion and education – exercise and fitness
Activities/Hobbies: Frisbee golf, hiking with my dogs, playing basketball, and traveling. I’m involved in Toastmasters, AMPED, New Beginnings and Knee Chest Society.
Why Chiropractic: ADIO! The body is a self-healing organism that heals from above down inside out.
Favorite thing about Sherman: Sherman teaches the principle and philosophy of chiropractic. It is also very diverse and family-oriented.

About Our Ambassadors: Read more about Sherman College’s Student Ambassador Program on the website.
Visit Sherman on the Road

Sherman College representatives will be traveling to the following events in July and August 2019:

  • Focus OKC 10th Anniversary Celebration, July 26-27 2019, in Oklahoma City, OK
  • Summer Dynamic Essentials, August 1-4, 2019, in Atlanta, GA
  • Axiom Seminar, August 9-10, 2019, in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Florida Chiropractic Society Conference, August 10-11, 2019, in West Palm Beach, FL
  • Mile High Chiropractic Weekend, August 15-18, 2019, in Denver, CO
  • Palmetto State Chiropractic Association, August 24, 2019, in Spartanburg, SC

If you are attending, please stop by and visit us! We want to hear from you to learn more about how Sherman College can best serve its alumni, supporters and the chiropractic profession, and we would love to update you on the progress Sherman College is making on its campus and around the world. See the full list of events with Sherman representatives and details.
Health Center Names Intern of the Month

The Chiropractic Health Center faculty recognize an intern each month who excels in clinical performance, patient management, professionalism, and analytical and adjusting technique. The May 2019 Intern of the Month is Alex Bowman, a twelfth-quarter student from Radford, VA. She graduates in March 2020 and plans to practice in Blacksburg, VA.
Upcoming Co-Sponsored CE Seminars and Workshops

Don’t procrastinate when it comes to your license renewal! Further your knowledge of basic sciences, clinical arts, case management, philosophy and research. Guided by the institutional objectives, the college offers programs and workshops for the purpose of license renewal in most states. These continuing education chiropractic courses are conducted by Sherman College faculty, well-respected chiropractors and extension faculty.
We Appreciate Our Corporate Regent Sponsor
Sherman College Of Chiropractic